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Malacanang holds Arroyo administration responsible over VAT issues

Malacanang holds Arroyo administration responsible over VAT issues

Tweet According to Malacanang, the previous(Arroyo) administration did not collect value added tax on toll to avoid further slide in its popularity ratings. [Continue reading]

Bill seeking to legalize divorce filed in Congress

Bill seeking to legalize divorce filed in Congress

Tweet      Representatives of the women’s party-list group, Gabriela, re-filed a bill seeking to legalize divorce in the Philippines.  The bill’s authors, Gabriela party-list Congresswomen Luzviminda Ilagan and Emerenciana de Jesus, said that “divorce could actually provide protection to [Continue reading]

GOCCs got some explaining to do

GOCCs got some explaining to do

Tweet   Government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) will be in a hot seat starting August 17 as the Senate would begin its inquisition regarding the high ranking executives’ alleged excessive salaries and benefits.  The senators will also ensure that these corporations declare and remit their income to the government [Continue reading]

President Noynoy supports bill against politician named projects

President Noynoy supports bill against politician named projects

Tweet Senate Bill No. 2187, a proposal passed to penalize the practice of naming government projects after public officials and persons associated with them, filed by his ally Senator Escudero is supported by President Benigno Aquino III, said spokesman Edwin Lacierda at a press briefing on Thursday. "President Aquino totally agrees with [Continue reading]

Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino III receives his first paycheck as President

Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino III receives his first paycheck as President

Tweet   A photo was distributed to the media by Malacañang showing a cheerful Benigno Aquino III holding his first salary as chief executive of the country. [Continue reading]

Rep. Arroyo will monitor P-Noy’s SONA from HK

Rep. Arroyo will monitor P-Noy’s SONA from HK

Tweet Ms. Elena Bautista-Horn, spokesperson of Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, reported that the congresswoman will monitor President Benigno Aquino III’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) from Hong Kong.  Arroyo allegedly asked Horn to report everything to her and keep her informed on the voting of the House Speaker.   Rep. [Continue reading]

Ilocos Sur Congressman arrested in HK for drug trafficking

Ilocos Sur Congressman arrested in HK for drug trafficking

Tweet   The son of Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson, second term Ilocos Sur congressman Ronald V. Singson, was arrested on July 11 at the Hong Kong International Airport’s arrival area after 26.1 grams of cocaine and 2 tablets of diazepam (marketed as Valium) were found in his possession.  Reports surrounding the [Continue reading]

MMDA says, "No number coding on July 26"

MMDA says, "No number coding on July 26"

Tweet As of Thursday, July 22, 2010, the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) on Thursday has announced that the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding scheme for all vehicles will not be enforced on July 26, Monday. In a statement released by the agency, MMDA Chairman Oscar Inocentes said the lifting of the [Continue reading]

Mar filed VP election protest

Mar filed VP election protest

Tweet Manuel Roxas ll formally filed a complaint regarding the victory of VP Jejomar Binay before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) yesterday. Roxas requested PET for a recount for some 3 million votes that was nullified by Comelec. Roxas paid a filing fee of P100,000 and deposited an initial P200,000 principal amount. In his protest, [Continue reading]

"Largest Spy Swap" in History, US and Russia

"Largest Spy Swap" in History, US and Russia

Tweet A decision was made to take action against the Russian spies and on June 11, President Barack Obama was told about the matter at the Oval Office. He was briefed on how the arrests would be, when it will occur and the possible impact of the case on US-Russian relations, the official said. That’s [Continue reading]

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